Craftiness is Key: DIY Painted Keys

Have trouble telling your keys apart?  Never have trouble again with this simple DIY project! | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #diy

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I have trouble keeping track of a lot of things in my life.  My husband can agree on that!  Sometimes he will start to count how many times I have lost my phone before noon.

And sometimes it is more than three times…

And usually I find it in my back pocket.  It’s a problem.

When we moved we got the key to our new loft and it unfortunately looked e.x.a.c.t.l.y the same as  a key that I use on a daily basis.  You can imagine the pain this caused me as an overly forgetful and often late personality.  I knew I had to do something other than stumbling around with my key ring trying to decipher between the two keys every day… That’s why I loved this little project! It’s functional AND cute.  If you suffer from daily key confusion this project is for you!Have trouble telling your keys apart?  Never have trouble again with this simple DIY project! | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #diy

What you’ll need:

Have trouble telling your keys apart?  Never have trouble again with this simple DIY project! | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #diy

What you’ll do:

  • Pick out your favorite colors of nail polish and grab your keys!
  • Paint the keys!  I gave mine about three coats on each side to make sure they were fully covered in paint (Make sure to let them dry COMPLETELY before turning them over–they will stick!)
  • Once they are all the way dry take your sharpie and draw whatever design your heart desires
  • Put them on your key ring and never be confused again!

Have trouble telling your keys apart?  Never have trouble again with this simple DIY project! | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #diy

And for some fun here is a little quote for all you forgetful people out there like myself!

Memory Quote | www.gimmesomestyleblog.com #quotes

Has anyone else had major key confusion lately?  Any other ideas for keep track of them?  I’d love to hear!

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Liz Stevens

My name is Liz. I dwell in the "Paris of the Plains" (aka Kansas City) and am married to my highschool sweetheart. Together we have a dog named Veda and a 1976 VW bus. Both of which we love like they are our children. :) I write about all things pretty. I hope to leave people feeling hopeful and inspired as I share my little ideas with the interweb. Enjoy! Follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

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5 comments on “Craftiness is Key: DIY Painted Keys”

  1. I actually have the same mint nail polish! They look great, I’ll have to give this a try and spice up my keys :)

  2. I really need to get around to doing this, so simple with a big impact! Love the color choices!

  3. P.S. did you make the leather key chain as well? Love it!

    • I wish! The keychain was given to Tanner from a friend at the coffee shop… I might have stolen it from him. It is just too cute! :)